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Re: Recommendations -- authority files and discrete values

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 23:05:23 -0400
To: "ZENG, MARCIA" <mzeng@kent.edu>
Cc: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, "public-xg-lld@w3.org" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110906030523.GA60334@julius>
Hey - I like it! :-)  Much better than "entity"...

On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 10:33:14PM -0400, Marcia Zeng wrote:
> Tim Berners-Lee used 'identify things'...[1] :-)
> 
> Marcia
> [1] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
> 
> On 9/5/11 10:25 PM, "Tom Baker" <tbaker@tbaker.de> wrote:
> 
> >Yeah - won't work...  But I share Karen's dislike of "entity".
> >
> >Tom
> >
> >On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 09:56:05PM -0400, Jeff Young wrote:
> >> An RDF audience will read "individual" as an instance of any type. A
> >>library
> >> audience will possibly assume "individual" refers to an individual
> >>person.
> >> God help us.
> >> 
> >> Jeff
> >> 
> >> Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de> wrote:
> >> 
> >> On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 05:30:43PM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> >> > so maybe:
> >> > 
> >> > Among these are authority files, whose members identify individual
> >> > entities (I don't like that term), and controlled lists of values.
> >> 
> >> Or simply: "whose members identify individuals"?  Or does that
> >> imply too strongly "individual people"...?
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >

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Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
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